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Rio Grill

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101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923-8615 (Rio Road)
+1 831-625-5436
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Fremont, California
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5,126 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to a wonderful meal at Rio Grill. We called for reservations and were seated promptly upon arrival. Service was good. We had cocktails and wine. For our appetizer we enjoyed their habanero deviled eggs. Tasty complementary sourdough bread was also served. For my main I had their special of the day. Their tilapia was perfectly cooked and was... More 

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Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

It's so great to hear you had a perfectly prepared meal and good service on your visit to Rio! We look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the review! More 

Salinas, California
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually like this restaurant a lot but today was disappointing. We brought out of town friends here and ordered brunch. So far so good but... it took a long time for the food to get here and the order was not right. The food we did get was very good but the wait and inability to get the food... More 

Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

We're glad you had good food but very sorry that the order was incorrect and took so long. We dropped the ball on your visit and truly apologize this happened. We hope you will visit us again for the same experience that kept you a fan of Rio before, thank you for sharing your review. More 

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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service as always enjoyed cocktails hors d'oeuvres and meals left too stuffed for dessert

Thank Schmidthappns
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner with friends. The food was exceptional and our server was excellent. We had dinner at some of the best restaurants in Carmel during our visit, the food and service here exceeded all of the other restaurants. This was a quick dinner after the golf tour tournament and turned out to be a wonderful surprise

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Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

Wow thank you for the nice compliment! We're so happy you chose to visit Rio and had an exceptional time! We appreciate you sharing you experience and hope to see you next time you're in the area! More 

Lafayette, California, United States
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231 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called and learned that the restaurant was full, and had no room for us that evening. Upon pressing, they said we could stop by and see if there were any cancellations. We did, and upon arrival, it was clear that they were going to work something out for us; they did; and we were soon happily seated. What happened... More 

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Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! We're so happy you were able to join us and had outstanding crab cakes and accommodating service from our team! We hope to see you again! More 

Chiayi, Taiwan
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having a late wine tasting, we didn't have an appetite for dinner at all. But the ribs here did arouse our appetite. We ordered fish soup and grilled ribs. The soup is special and tasty. The ribs r juicy and the sauce fits just perfect. I love the modern deco in the restaurant. There are many interesting art collections here.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For what it was - it was quite expensive. To be fair, we were in a private dining room and by the time all the food was serves ( by one server for 20ish people) the entrees were cold. Not sure I would give this a second chance and I know it is very popular with the local crowd.

Thank NelloDas
Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

We're very sorry to hear that the entrees were not served timely enough and this lead to cold food, we dropped the ball on your visit and truly apologize that this happened. We will be sharing your comments with our staff so we can improve our guests experience. We sincerely hope you'll consider joining us again for a better time,... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here almost by accident, we were hungry at 4pm and turns out many restaurants in carmel are closed at that time (they open at 5) but this place has a bar and they were so accommodating that they served us a la carte, no matter the time. we didnt have to wait to be sitted or served. Food was... More 

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Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

We're happy you could join us and had good food and accommodating service! We appreciate you recommending us to others and we hope to see you again, thanks for the review! More 

Redwood City, CA
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked on Open Table and indicated it was for a birthday celebration. When we checked in was greeted with "Happy Birthday" Taken to table which had colorful confetti on it and was wished Happy Birthday by our server. The server was about as good as it gets. She was very attentive and gracious. Everything we were served was just right.... More 

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N. California
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious dinner with my sister. The hostess greeted us very warmly and so it was a positive vibe right from the get go. Our waiter was great. Had a nice glass of wine, delicious crab cakes appetizer, arugula salad and split the flank steak. Everything was very tasty. Great flavor!

Thank Renegade01
Becky E, Manager at Rio Grill, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear you had a warm greeting from the hostess and great service from your server too! We hope you'll join us again for another delicious meal, thank you for the review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 The Crossroads Blvd, Crossroads Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923-8615
    (Rio Road)
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit is just a few yards from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-5436
Rio Grill, located in the Crossroads in Carmel, has been the place to meet friends, enjoy tasty, flavorful food and relax with a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine for over 28 Years. Chef Yontz' creative American dishes are some of the most flavorful, colorful and vibrant on the Monterey Peninsula and celebrate flavor in every mouthwatering bite! In addition to the main dining room, Rio Grill has a comfortable lounge and full bar serving refreshing libations including the restaurant's famous "Rio Rita." The bar is lined with colorful caricatures of local faces and celebrities. Rio Grill's award-winning wine list features more than 160 labels featuring a ton of local wineries and an extensive selection available by the glass. For more information on Rio Grill, please visit our website at riogrillcom. The restaurant opens for lunch every day at 11:30 and serves straight through until 9:30 PM. Rio also serves a great brunch on Sundays from 11:30 - 3:00PM. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:00pm-6:30 and Sunday 4:00-9:30.

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